Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.16%, a 0.04% decline from 2020.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.20%, a 5.3% increase from 2019.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.89%, a 3.79% decline from 2018.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.68%, a 0.25% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
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Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 14.16% -0.04%
2020 14.20% 5.30%
2019 8.89% -3.79%
2018 12.68% -0.25%
2017 12.93% -4.30%
2016 17.22% -4.42%
2015 21.65% -2.13%
2014 23.77% -4.60%
2013 28.38% 0.28%
2012 28.10% 3.06%
2011 25.04% 3.10%
2010 21.94% 5.71%
2009 16.24% 3.45%
2008 12.79% -2.39%
2007 15.17% -4.38%
2006 19.56% -2.82%
2005 22.37% -2.11%
2004 24.49% -2.55%
2003 27.04% -8.58%
2002 35.61% -3.45%
2001 39.07% 5.82%
2000 33.25% 4.25%
1999 29.00% 4.21%
1998 24.79% -3.32%
1997 28.11% 3.05%
1996 25.06% 2.86%
1995 22.20% -3.31%
1994 25.51% -7.14%
1993 32.64% 2.14%
1992 30.50% 8.27%
1991 22.23% 8.27%